Controlled message distribution

  • US 8,447,967 B1
  • Filed: 06/29/2001
  • Issued: 05/21/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An electronic mail system comprising:

  • an email application having an interface for selectively initiating a first email sending process or a second email sending process for an email having content;

    a first email server that routes the email content toward an intended recipient without encrypting the email content when the first email sending process being initiated via the interface; and

    a second email server that initiates a secure message transaction for delivering the email content to an intended recipient when the second email sending process being initiated via the interface, the secure message transaction including providing secure access to the email content, irrespective of whether the intended recipient'"'"'s email application is decryption enabled.

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